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Old 12-29-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Default Chicago Tribune: saw a tabloid &.broadsheet same day

On my brief visit to Chicago in March, I purchased a Tribune in its (spelled right, people,,,not it's!) traditional form, a broadsheet style, like The New Yok Times.

Later that day at the airport, I saw a different style, kind of like a tabloid. Hmm... I'm confused. Is the tabloid an afternoon edition? Only available at the airports, or also the Loop but not available elsewhere?

When did this start?

I like that the Sunday edition is only $2 (or was it even cheaper?). The Boston Sunday Globe is $3.00; the Boston Sunday Herald is $2.00.

Does the Tribune still publish a Sunday magazine insert? The Globe still does.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Elgin, IL
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I've never seen a tabloid format for the Trib. They no longer do their own weekly magazine section, except for occasional special issues.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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Could it have been the Red-Eye? Or Sun-Times even?
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Could it have been the Red-Eye? Or Sun-Times even?
No, no. I actually bought the Sun-Times tabloid as well. But I bought the Tribune copy at the airport, just because I couldn't believe my eyes that I also saw the regular version that day or the day before.

So weird, I know. Unless someone who flys out of O'Hare regularly may have noticed a different kind of wrap-around front page at that locale, kind of like a tabloid... actually, it was 8 am or so when I bought it, so that eliminates my afternoon edition theory.

Now that I think of it, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is a broadsheet, but a vending machine downtown I saw carries a PM afternnoon edition if I recall. Again, hmmm...
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Beautiful and sanitary DC
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From 2009 (http://archive.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/01/tribune-to-launch-tabloid-edition-for-newsstands.html - broken link) until a few months ago, the Trib published in both broadsheet and tabloid formats. The tabloids were destined only for newsstands & newsboxes, but sometimes some of the more-numerous broadsheet papers found their way onto newsstands. I think this was a foray into the compact format popular among commuters overseas, without upsetting their broadsheet subscribers, but ultimately I think it was a lot of work for little gain.

The Trib has always been a morning paper, to my knowledge. The Sun-Times did an afternoon wrap for newsstand sales until several years ago. (Years after that was discontinued, I scored a special edition afternoon wrap on the day Blagojevich was indicted. That was fun.)
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Speaking of Sunday papers are they still sold on street corners?
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Speaking of Sunday papers are they still sold on street corners?
In boxes, yes. By corner news stands and street vendors... no. They shut down on Sundays.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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I recall the tribune mentioning they were doing away with the tabloid size.
Seems I recall the subscribers were getting the long version and the tabloid size was sold at boxes etc.

Not sure if it was different in the city or if this just applied to the suburbs.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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I've only seen the tabloid ones at the airport
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Speaking of Sunday papers are they still sold on street corners?
Gee, when I visited for a quick weekend in late March, I bought the Sunday Tribune from a person on the corner (a black guy who mentioned he was homeless, so I gave him a dolkar tip). It was near the Damon subway, which I guess is near Bucktown and Wicker Park? Please clarify if I'm mistaken.

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Just bought a copy of the New England edition of the NYT in Boston -- and the price has jumped from $2 to $2.50! I love newspapers but that's nuts. I do like their website, but still like the feel of the paper and turning pages.
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